Inspired by Operation Thunderbolt, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris is hijacked and the flight crew forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
At the airport, Jewish passengers are held hostage by the terrorists as ransom for the exchange of Palestinian militants held in Israeli prisons.
With deadlock in negotiations between the Israeli government and the terrorists mediated by Ugandan president Idi Amin, a secret military plan to rescue the hostages is planned with unforeseen consequences for the armed terrorists and their hosts.
7 Days in Entebbe goes ahead to ignore historical events that led to the raid on Entebbe, painting the terrorist hijackers in good light and Idi Amin as a compassionate hostage negotiator seeking to broker a truce between the terrorists and the Israeli government.
Directed by José Padilha behind the 2014 Robocop reboot film, the film casts Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A United Kingdom, Jack Reacher) and Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War), Eddie Marsan (Hancock, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Ray Donovan, Jack the Giant Slayer) and Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Pan, Zoo).
7 Days in Entebbe opened on Friday at Century Cinemax.